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Every thing JADE and about Jade

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Michael S Hoover - Redrummd
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« on: December 08, 2012, 11:09:47 pm »

There are some things you can do to help determine how good a piece is.  Tight grained Jades have really tiny "fly wings".  Cut edges are very "crisp" - sharp edged.  Fine grained slabs have a very high "chime" and sound like porcelain when tapped together.  It is unmistakable when you hear it.

The tight grained pieces usually polish more easily and get a better polish than the larger grained Jades.   How hard the Jade is also impacts how easily the Jade will polish.

Jades that have a very "swirled" mix of colors are always much tougher to polish.

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